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Kona Dew


Claremont and College in Oakland Rockridge district


seeking mechanic for 1 month

bikes 4 life is looking for a bicycle mechanic $10hr temp for 1 month but if works out will hire perm.
must be under 24 yrs old

if interested pls contact us at 510-452-2453 or email

Caltrans Meeting: Niles Canyon Route 84, Sunol Cafeteria 6:30pm

September 15, 2010 - 6:30pm

The Sunol Citizen's Advisory Council meeting is at Sunol Elementary Cafeteria on Wednesday 9/15 at 6:30 p.m. They changed the time, so please note! Cal Trans will be there to give information and take our questions. I don't have an agenda - getting hold of people who live in Sunol is like pulling teeth! But Supervisor Gail Steele's office confirmed the meeting.

BORP's Revolution Ride, Festival & Auction

October 16, 2010 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) provides sports and recreation opportunities for physically disabled youth and adults. Programs include wheelchair basketball, sled hockey, goalball and our adaptive cycling program. Established in 2002, BORP's Cycling Program has grown to include a fleet of over 60 adaptive handcycles, foottrikes, and tandems, all of which can be accessed at our Adaptive Cycling Center on Berkeley's Aquatic Park.

Asphalt debris on shoulder of Hwy 84 between 680 and East Ruby Hill Gate

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Jvdleftcoaster at September 6, 2010 - 5:13pm
Status:New (Class II (bike lane) / Priority minor)
Case ID:: -7734




debris in shoulder


Highway 84/Vallecitos
? Alameda county, between Livermore and Sunol


There is suddenly much asphalt debris on both directions of the shoulder of Hwy 84 between 680 and East Ruby Hill Gate. Obviously maintenance trucks were working in the area and failed to clean up after their work. The debris litters the entire width of the bike lane, but presents a particular hazard on this high speed highway route because it is worse near the edge of the roadway--encouraging cyclists to ride closer to cars travelling around 50 mph in order to avoid flat tires from the debris (in fact, cyclists could avoid the debris altogether by venturing outside the rumble strips and into the auto lanes, but I'm sure this is not what Alameda County intended!) The miles of debris includes a regular sprinkling of asphalt pebbles and several piles of asphalt that are an inch or two high and up to a foot across.


Fall registration for Beginning Road Cycling Class in Castro Valley Adult School

August 7, 2010 (All day)

Registration is now open at for the Beginning and Intermediate Road Cycling classes. This is a complete 18 hour program where you will benefit immediately. To enroll you "must be able to ride a bike". Here you will learn to "operate your bike", jump from being a bike rider to a real cyclist, learn the techniques and skills to reduce your accidents by 80%-90%, jettison the bike riding superstitions that hold you back, and jump straight to doing it right from the certified pros.

Learn to Ride

I decided to begin accepting students who have never learned to ride a bike. For now I can take students near BART in Fremont, Union City, Hayward, Castro Valley. For Pleasanton find a common location near old town.

My teachstreet entry can be found here.

Please refer your friends to me. I'll take good care of them.

Certified Cycling Instructor

Chileno Valley Classic 2010

September 19, 2010 - 8:30am to 6:00pm

West Marin has long been considered one of the most idyllic places to ride a bike. Graced with breathtaking scenery, gorgeous roads and challenging but not overwhelming climbs, the Chileno Valley Cycling Classic exemplifies cycling in coastal Marin. By joining us at the CVCC you will be supporting a unique athletic opportunity for high school youth. The ride will offer both recreational and competitive cyclists the opportunity to participate in a challenging and meticulously organized ride.

Public Meeting: Nile Canyon Safety Improvement Project

July 27, 2010 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

before and after of Niles CanyonConstruction starts in 2012 on a major roadway widening project for Niles Canyon Road and the resulting project will include 8’ wide shoulders for better, safer bicycle access. The new wide shoulders will extend from Alameda Creek Bridge to the SR24/I-680 Intersection just south of Pleasanton. New shoulders ready for cyclists in 2014.

The Environmental Impact Report is out and available online at:

Caltrans wants to install rumble strips on Niles Canyon

Reading section 1, CalTrans is proposing widening parts of Niles Canyon Road north of Palomares Rd. As well as installing shoulder rumble strips. There are two major problems I have with this.

1. There is a major need to address northbound Niles Canyon Road traffic turning left onto Palomares Road. It was my understanding that this proposal was to include this feature. What is needed is roadway design to include a left turn pocket. This will eliminate the need for cyclists to ride wrongway head-on into traffic.


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